Richard William Johnson

Settler of township lots: Lots 16 & 17, Conc. 9, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location on the 100 acre Lot 17, Conc. 9 which runs on the east side of Big Hawk Lake Road north from Little Hawk Lake Road, with the Kennisis River running through the middle.

Land acquisition:

  • Lot 16, Conc. 8, Stanhope: 1875 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 100 acres to William Thompson.
  • Lot 17, Conc. 8, Stanhope: 1863 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 86 acres to Samuel J Deacon (not in AH Family Tree); 1875 to William Thompson.
  • 1902 from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 178 & 210).

Other land:.

  • Lot 6, Conc. 4, Stanhope:  east side of Walkers Line north from Kushog Lake
    - 1900 from Rueben R Henderson; 1916 to William Ferguson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 71) Richard Johnson sold this land to William Ferguson on 6 May 1916, three days after his wife Sarah's death.
  • Lot 14, Conc. 9, Stanhope: north shore of Halls Lake east of Cadge Road on Halls Lake Road
    - 1911 from James Upton; sold to George Herbert Clark in 1912. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 149).

Dates of residency:

  • 1881 Census of Canada: Lot 11, Conc. 10 - Still living with farther, Edwin Johnson
  • 1885 Birth of Daughter Edith JOHNSON (1885–1974) Halls Lake
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: Richard Johnston, owner, Lots 16 & 17, Conc. 9
  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 16 & 17, Conc. 9, Stanhope
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: Boskung Lot 17, Conc. 9
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 6, Conc. 4
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Richard & Sarah J Johnston with 9 children at Lot 6, Conc. 4
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Richard Johnson, Boskung, Lot 7, Conc. 4 which at that date was owned by Ben Johnson, not in AH Family Tree. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 82)
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Richard Johnson, farmer, Lot 6, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Richard & Sarah J Johnson and 7 children at Lot 6, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 6, Conc. 4 and Lot 14, Conc. 9
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office Lists: Rich Johnson, Boskung Lot 6, Conc. 4
  • 1916 Death of Wife at Lot 6, Conc. 4. Cause of death: Hemmoragh caused by malignant cancer for 18 months.
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office Lists: Rich Johnson, Boskung Lot 6, Conc. 4

Interesting facts:

Preceding landowner:

  • Lots 16 & 17, Conc. 9: The Crown
  • Lot 6, Conc. 4: 1872 The Crown to William French; 1880 Rueben R. Henderson

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lots 16 & 17, Conc. 9: 1927 to Samuel Davies & Alfred Davies (both listed on the 1911 Stanhope Voters List) for $200 each.
  • Lot 6, Conc. 4: 1916 William Ferguson; 1920 Thomas W. Harrison B&S for $1,500

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Richard William Johnson, b. 14 May 1859, Wales d. 11 Feb 1926, Toronto, (Age 66 years)
    Parents:
    • Edwin Johnson, b. Abt 1831, England d. 3 Nov 1907, Stanhope, (Age ~ 76 years)
    • Eliza Jones, b. Abt 1834, Wales  d. 12 Dec 1906, Stanhope, Age ~ 72 years)
  • Sarah Jane Moore, b. 3 Nov 1863, Innisfil, Ontario, d. 03 May 1916, Halls Lake, Age 52 years). COD: Hemmoragh caused by malignant cancer for 18 months. Buried: St. Stephen's Cemetery
  • Family:
    1. Edith Johnson, b. 7 Jul 1885, Stanhope
    2. Florence Maria Johnson, b. 5 Oct 1886 d. 30 Dec 1928, Toronto,  (Age 42 years)
    3. Richard Henry Johnson, b. 27 Aug 1888, Stanhope
    4. Caleb Charles Johnson, b. 1 May 1890, Boskung, Stanhope
    5. Eliza Ann Johnson, b. 21 Feb 1892, Stanhope
    6. William Edwin Johnson, b. 1894, Ontario
    7. John Francis Johnson, b. 15 Apr 1896, Stanhope
    8. Alfred Samuel Johnson, b. 1 Apr 1898, Stanhope
    9. Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, b. 31 Mar 1900, Stanhope
    10. Kenneth Bruce Johnson, b. 25 Jun 1902, Stanhope, d. 24 Mar 1974  (Age 71 years)
    11. Harold Gourlay Johnson, b. 18 Jul 1904, Stanhope
     2. Percy Ray Johnson, b. 29 Oct 1906, Boskung, Stanhope

Photo 1: Sister Edith & Florence Johnson. Abt. 1905. Source: Ancestry.ca Beentherejt originally shared this on 06 Aug 2014

Photo 2: Son Ray and Alma Johnson. Photo from Joe Johnson. Source: Peter Hewitt’s Photo Collection 

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